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Resources for International Students

Business knows no boundaries

The business world is global – and so is Simon. We welcome international students. As one of the most diverse graduate business school programs, we offer career resources and programs for all of our students, domestic and international. Simon offers job search content early in the program specifically for international students. We are constantly developing recruiting business with companies that are open to recruiting international as well as domestic candidates. Over 60 percent of our hiring companies recruit international students. We provide you with information on international alumni and recruiters who can be helpful with internship and job searches in the US, with multi-national companies in other countries, and with companies in your home country.

The majority of Simon international MBA students are in the US on a student visa, which makes them eligible to apply for a summer internship (Curricular Practical Training). Most of our international students are then eligible to stay in the US for up to one year after graduation on OPT (Optional Practical Training). Consult the University of Rochester International Student Office (ISO) for additional information.

Currently, the majority of Simon international MBA students who seek internships and full-time employment are successful. We have many resources and contacts that can aid you in your search, and we will work very closely with you to help you make connections needed to succeed. We do recommend a three-pronged search strategy, where we help you to develop a plan for connecting with companies in the US, with multi-nationals in other countries, and with companies in your home country. In fact, we have written a book just for our international students – The American Mindset, which introduces your to cross-cultural differences and job search tactics to use in this country and elsewhere.

Sample of Companies Hiring International Students (2014-2016)

  •, Inc.
  • AOL
  • Bain & Company
  • Bank of America Corporation
  • China Construction Bank
  • Cigna
  • Citigroup
  • Cognizant
  • Credit Suisse
  • Dell
  • Deloitte
  • EMC Corporation
  • Ernst & Young
  • FedEx
  • Gartner, Inc.
  • Group M
  • HSBC
  • Industrial Bank of Korea
  • Invesco
  • JPMorgan
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Laureate International Universities
  • Liberty Mutual
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
  • Nomura Securities
  • Oracle
  • Philips Healthcare
  • PwC
  • SanDisk
  • Simon-Kucher & Partners
  • Staples, Inc.
  • Symantec Corporation
  • Target Corporation
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
  • Univision Communications Inc.
  • Visa
  • Wells Enterprises, Inc.
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